A still from Comida Para Gatos (Food for Cats)
A still from Comida Para Gatos (Food for Cats)
29 October 2010

Film fans are invited to spend a day in northern Spain without leaving UQ.

The School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies (SLCCS) presents the Made in Catalonia Film Festival this Sunday, October 31.

Between 9am and 8pm there will be six free screenings including the two-part historical drama Veus del Pamano (Voices of Pamano River), set in 1943 following Spain’s Civil War.

Other films include the comedy Comida Para Gatos (Food for Cats), Lo Mejor de Mi (The Best of Me), and the documentary Cataluña – Espanya (Catalonia – Spain).

There will be a half-hour break for lunch and a cocktail reception following the final film.

“We see the festival as a celebration of Catalonian culture and give attendees the chance to observe the differences between Catalonia and mainstream Spanish culture and language,” event coordinator Thomas Dunlop said.

The films have been provided by the Melbourne-based Casal Catalá de Victoria as part of its program for cultural co-operation between the Ministry of Culture in Spain and the Australian National University.

“This is the second year we’ve held the event and we’re hoping it remains a key fixture on our calendar,” Mr Dunlop said.

Attending as representatives of Catalá de Victoria are Lluïsa Vilata and Angela Amoros, who will help introduce each film.

“Intercultural communication and cross-cultural language learning are key areas of study here at the school,” Mr Dunlop said.

“Any chance to expose our students, the UQ community and the public to cultures and languages they otherwise would not be exposed to is a good thing.”

For more information or to RSVP to the event, contact t.dunlop@uq.edu.au or 3365 6914.

Media: Thomas Dunlop, School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies at (07 3365 6914, t.dunlop@uq.edu.au) or Allison Rock at UQ Communications (07 3365 2619, Allison.rock@uqconnect.edu.au)